I'm sure economic studies and research is very good at the Stockholm
School of Economics. What I meant by "bourgeois institution" is that it is
an institution that reproduces a certain ideology: a set of beliefs about
what is good/bad, right/wrong, possible/impossible etc., that is
associated with the economic interests of the bourgeoisie. Similarly, the
educational organisations set up by the labour movement were
C.f. the Althusserian concept of "ideological apparatuses".
> Re: [OPE-L] SV: [OPE-L] RGASPI Russian archive "
> I must say that I'm surprised that such research is conducted at the
> Stockholm School of Economics, arguably one of our most bourgeois
> Hi Dave,
> Perhaps a silly question, but what is a "bourgeois institution"? Earlier
> on this list, Paul C refered to bourgeois universities also, but I don't
> know exactly which ones qualify as such. Stockholm School of Economics
> (SSE) is, in my opinion, the leading school for economic studies and
> perhaps research, in Sweden. It has many flaws, but so has, say, Stockholm
> University, or any other college, as well. Just as other universities in
> Sweden no fee charged for studying there.
> Moshe Lewin is arguably one of the most prominent scholars, and his latest
> book, The Soviet Century in English translation, is a great book which
> summarizes not only his deep understanding of the Russian history, but
> obviously his great theoretical insights to the social organism of human
> societies as well. I agree that it is sketchy, but that makes it more
> accessible in another way (one can read selected chapters also) He actualy
> visited Stockholm School of Economics about two years ago, and I had the
> opportunity to have some drinks with him for a day ("Russian studies").
> There was a book published from this conference which might interest you,
> it is only in Swedish;
> Lennart Samuelson (red), Bönder och Bolsjeviker - Den ryska landsbygden
> historia 1902-1939, Stockholm: EFI 2007
> [Peasants and Bolsheviks - The history of the Russian countryside
> Other featured authors are the late Viktor Danilov and Oleg Ken (who
> passed away only recently), and sociologist-historian Teodor Shanin, Elena
> Tiurina (author of a scholarly book on N. Kondratieff, director of the
> Russian State Archive of the Economy) and others. I don't have it in front
> of me, and I can't recall all the participants.
> By the way, in French there is a quite recent article by Moshe Lewin on
> the historical significance of the Russian revolution;
> Kind regards